Amaranie heard her teacher approaching before the door opened. The novice pushed herself to her feet as the Aes Sedai appeared, lowering herself into the required curtsy. She looked down at the floor and folded her hands, not looking at her instructor until the Aes Sedai spoke to her. Tia Sedai wasn't unknown to her, since she'd been the Mistress of Novices until recently, but if anything, that made Amaranie even more nervous than she generally was in all of her channeling classes. The novice dared to look up, nodding in response to the question she was asked, but didn't look at the Aes Sedai's eyes. She stepped back towards the edge of the classroom while Tia Sedai rearranged the desks, seating herself only when the woman indicated that she should.
She worried that Tia Sedai would be disappointed with her lack of knowledge, despite the Aes Sedai's assurances that it would be fine if she did not know much. She just didn't trust her, or any of them. Amaranie shivered, then nervously answered the question. "I don't know anything about Wards," she confessed, eyes dropping back to the desk. "I've heard the word before, but nothing else." It seemed to her that this lesson was not getting off to a good start, and Amaranie couldn't help feeling less than eager for it to continue.